February 2005 THE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893
On Tuesday 18th January twenty of us ( Local Business People) had a meeting in the Institute. We all put our heads
together and came up with some very positive ideas on ‘A’ boards and parking that will finally solve an issue that has
been brushed aside for the last 30 years.
Like it or not, real villages need businesses and a bit more co-operation from ‘red tape’ officials would be a bonus.
We are holding another meeting on Tuesday 1st March 10am in the Village Institute (the building in the Church grounds
opposite the school) to discuss the above and any other ideas, including putting your business on a village map and your ‘A’
board requirements, if necessary.
ANY VILLAGE BUSINESS IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THE ABOVE MEETING
AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.
RAINFALL IN 2004 place than Sawbridgeworth by almost 2 ½ inches and a higher
Dr Brian Bland (Agricultural Consultant) figure on The Heath occurred 13 out of the 14 years.
HATFIELD HEATH MONTHLY RAINFALL FOR 2004
Before looking at last years figures, I thought a reminder of the
past may be of interest. Also Mr John Clitherow has kindly 6
supplied his data from Sawbridgeworth, for comparisons. 5
The chart below is over 14 year period from 1991 to 2004. The 4
fourteen year average for Hatfield Heath is 26.49 inches and for 3
Sawbridgeworth is 24.14 inches 2
HATFIELD HEATH AND SAWBRIDGEWORTH 0
RAINFALL OVER LAST 14 YEARS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
40 ANNUAL TOTAL for 2004 - 28.98 INCHES
30 We all remember the dry September (Indian Summer) in the
20 middle of two very wet months August and October. It is
10 certainly unusual to have over 5 inches of rainfall in a month,
here in the S.E. The wettest place in the UK, in August 2004
0 was Shap (Cumbria) with 12.24 inches. Shetland, by
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 comparison was gripped by a serious water shortage!!
This year, two additional rain gauges were installed, to see if
You will notice a fair degree of agreement between these there was much if any variation within a garden. All recorded
figures, as one would expect – e.g. the years 1991 and 1996
equally low, with the year 2000 equally high. What is virtually the same figures. November 18th 2004 was a wet day,
particularly interesting is the fact that Hatfield Heath is a wetter with the three sites registering 1.10”, 1.10” and 1.14 inches.
LIST OF CLUBS, GROUPS & CLASSES
WITH TELEPHONE NUMBERS
VILLAGE HALL ART CLASSES 730 281
February 730 544 AEROBICS 07956 827 798
1 19.30 Re-start of Tuesday Painting Classes I INSTITUTE 730 544 FIT & FIFTY 724 373
2 10.30 Holy Communion – 1662 The Close
PRE-SCHOOL 730 354 YOGA 07855 145 711
20.00 Leisure Hour URC
3 19.30 Re-start of Thursday Painting Classes I (2 ½ -5) LUNCHEON CLUB
6 Sunday next before LENT
RISING FIVES 414 238 For all Senior Citizens
08.00 Holy Communion HT
09.30 Family Service and Baptism HT (4 –5 years) 730 581
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC
18.30 Evensong HT HH UNDER FIVES 739 302 CONVERSATIONAL
7 11.30 Luncheon Club URC
8 14.30 Heath Ladies H (Mother & Toddler) FRENCH 730 741
9 14.15 Pram Service HT
20.00 Holy Communion HT BREAKFAST CLUB ITALIAN LANGUAGE &
10 19.30 Re-start of YOGA Classes H
13 LENT 1 07778 323 254 SPANISH LANGUAGE
09.30 Holy Communion HT
10.30 Family Service URC AFTER SCHOOL CLUB CLUBS 07786 341754
15 14.30 Welcome Club H AEROBICS 723 125
16 10.30 MU Holy Communion HT 07778 323 254
20.00 Leisure Hour URC FRIDAY CLUB (7-12 years) FOOTBALL CLUB 734 056
19 19.30 Bridge Club Quiz H CRICKET CLUB 730 674
20 LENT 2 730 440 & 730 465
08.00 Holy Communion HT www.freewebs.com/hatfieldheat
09.30 Matins JO JINGLES
10.30 Family Service URC (6 mths - 7years) 868 410 hcc
18.00 Service at the Close SCHOOL FOOTBALL HEATH PLAYERS
21-25 incl Half Term for Pre-school and School and play reading for pleasure
23 11.30 Luncheon Club URC CLUB
24 20.00 Joint PCC and Elders Meeting CR 730 825 or
27 LENT 3 01279 730 975
09.30 Holy Communion HT 730 517
10.30 Family Service URC SCOUTS 812 586
March 2005 HISTORY SOCIETY
2 10.30 Holy Communion – 1662 The Close CUBS Chris Hancock
6 MOTHERING SUNDAY 730 530
08.00 Holy Communion HT 731 646
09.30 Family Service ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
10.30 Family Service with Communion URC BROWNIES 734 391
18.30 Evensong HT 657 470
H-Village Hall / CR-Committee Room H / HT-Holy SUNDAY CLUB
Trinity Church / URC-United Reform Church / 9.30am Holy Trinity 730 288 Womens section 718 102
I-Institute / S-School URC JUNIOR CHURCH
H.T. YOUTH GROUP
Sunday 10.30am 730 690
BELL RINGERS 730 526
KARATE 445 539
SENIOR BOWLS 724 833 CHOIR 730 288
OPEN BOWLS 730 539 WOMANS LEISURE HOUR
BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 730 465
HEATH LADIES 730 421
YOGA 07855 145 711
AT THE CLOSE
For Senior Citizens 730 450
OPEN COFFEE MORNINGChairman P Fuller-Lewis
730 288 CATHOLIC CHURCH
BRIDGE CLUB 723 948 Hatfield Broad Oak
01371 872 550
Mark Lemon 730 581
CHAIRMAN Peter Fuller-Lewis - 01279 730 587
PARISH CLERK Ernie Fenwick - 01279 739 016
HIRE UR CHURCH HALL FOR Drop in for Tea, coffee and light refreshments
BIRTHDAY PARTIES Monday to Friday mornings 10.00 am – 12 noon
A chance to meet others and chat All welcome
You can hire the hall for childrens parties
£8.50 / hour Organised by Holy Trinity Church
Sponsored by the Village Hall Trust
Tel :01279 730 581
HELP LINES THE VICAR WRITES
The Tsunami disaster on Boxing Day may well seem a while
POLICE 01279 730 388 ago now, but the human suffering and need goes on and on.
Faced with this it was wonderful to see how people rallied
Calls are automatically redirected when necessary together to do their bit. To have over £100 million pledged
for the disaster appeal in a week was fantastically cheering
DOCTORS Broomfields 01279 730 616 and the ordinary people's reaction spurred governments
around the world to action. All of this is good and we long to
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth 01279 723 172 see this spirit of co-operation and unity lasting for many
THE SAMARITANS 01279 421 110
HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL 01279 730 382
H/HEATH HALF HOUR HELPERS 07944 748 478
MAGAZINE DETAILS However, a couple of weeks ago
DEADLINE 16TH OF THE MONTH
the news reported that Nelson
Email :- [email protected]
Mandela's son had died of AIDS.
Send your letters /articles/ reports /Photographs, by hand,
floppy disc, CD, or email. If delivering by hand you can For a brief moment we were
either drop it off at PBM printers in the magazine tray or
direct to me Bruno, “Manor Lodge”, Chelmsford Road, reminded that as many people die
Hatfield Heath CM22 7BD.
every week in Africa from
HIV/AIDS or lack of food and
clean water as died from the
Indian Ocean disaster. The sad
Editor: - Bruno Scheggia 01279 730 498 "AIDS is no longer just a thing is that we have got used to
disease it is a human so much preventable death in so
Treasurer: - Mel Sullivan 01279 731 434 rights issue." many places. We give
Nelson Mandela occasionally and then live as
Distribution:-Barbara Scheggia 01279 730 498 though these problems were not
Produced by- PBM 01279 730 444 there. I have a real fear that the emphasis on the Tsunami and
the very commendable humanitarian aid being focussed there
may lead to equally needy, but less newsworthy, causes being
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responsibility for the information given or views expressed in
the Hatfield Heath Village Magazine. Nor is any culpability government aid.
accepted in work done by advertisers.
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the scale of the need but
LUNCHEON CLUB the reality of the reaction to the Tsunami shows us that when
we all do our bit fantastic things can be achieved. So we need
COOKS URGENTLY REQUIRED to continue to "do our bit". The needs of so many around the
even for just 2-3 times a year world are just as great as they have ever been. I hope and pray
1st Monday or 3rd Wednesday. that we will not think that we have done all we need to do, but
continue to give as generously as possible to as many causes
ALSO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP WITH as we can so that as much as possible of the deprivation can
SERVING ETC. be addressed. Will you join me in this sort of commitment?
would also be most welcome. Yours sincerely
aralia HATFIELD HEATH U R CHURCH
2nd February 8.00pm -D Day Landings and Tall
Local company Specialising in Ships
domestic gardens with innovative & Steve and Jessica Foster
flexible approach. Comprehensive
service offered incuding: 16th February 8.00pm – Flowers of New Zealand
Mrs Linda Gustar
• Surveying & drafting of site plan
• Design concepts & visualisation We meet in the U R C Hall
• Sourcing of all landscape materials
• Hard landscaping implementation THE HEATH LADIES.
• Full planting plans & implementation JANUARY
Treat yourself Apology I missed this report in last issue (Editor)
To a new garden This report is for our last meeting of the year which was
our visit to the school for their Christmas play. I was not
Tel: 01279 730 040 able to attend myself, but our members who did go thor-
Mobile: 07970 906 233 oughly enjoyed the afternoon and our thanks must go to all
the staff and especially the children, for inviting the Heath
Studio, aralia garden design, Ladies and the Welcome Club tIo share their Christmas
Clipped hedge cottage celebration with them.
Dunmow road, hatfield heath,
Herts CM22 7EE Our January meeting will be the New Year lunch and then
we look forward to our AGM in February, going into our
sixth year I believe.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to everyone.
THE HEATH LADIES.
Our first meeting of 2005 was celebrated with our New
Year lunch which was well attended andCvaemrybrsidugcecResosafdu,lS. tan
We would like to thank all the staff at the Cock, Sheering
for the lovely meal and their excellent service.
February sees our AGM going into the sixth year as an
independent group. We would be very happy to see new
members and visitors at any of our meetings and we are
looking forward to the next few months.
The date of our AGM is Tuesday 8th February at the
usual time of 2.30pm at the village hall.
PRIZE BINGO MARCH 5TH
OPENS 6.30PM - EYES DOWN 7.30PM
Bring your own drink
£5 Adults £3 children
Entry by Ticket only
Contact Mr & Mrs Foster
2 George Green Bungalows
Tel: 01279 653 128
WELCOME CLUB The Diary of Stephen Green
Our Welcome Club members were at
19th Century Broomshawbury (Hatfield Broad Oak)
the local school on December 7th to see
the children perform their “Starlight Farmer and Local Magistrate
plus Nativity”, their opening was with
the explicit music of “The Planet Suite” 24/25th February 1844
Their theme story was called “Sparkle A great fell in the night - and on Sunday Afternoon a
2004”. The nine narrators were verry heavey (sic) Storm fell and caused a verry deep
excellent, loud and clear. The faithful flood within an hour or two. Such a one that has not
and true dancers with their sparkling necklaces and been known for many a year.
headdress were in tune with their version of “Twinkle
Little Star”. The Sun, the eclipse of the moon was all WATERCOLOUR CLASSES
compatible to the song (and Teddy came too). Classes at the Institute start again in February, as follows:
The singing of the Cleaner dancers, the Band Stars and the
Super Star pop group, a budding Elvis and Cliff Richards, Beginners/Basics Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m. for 8 weeks
their bat wing blouses with sparkling tinsel, were just Improvers/Next Steps Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. for 8 wks
great. With violin, guitar and organ they played with gusto
a rendering of “I want to be a star” their faces said it all. ALL DAY WORKSHOPS at the Institute
Next the Angels telling the story of baby Jesus being the SATURDAY, 12TH FEBRUARY:
brightest star of all. The song “Shine for my Neighbour” 'Figures in the Landscape'
was inspiring along with the “Camaraderie” of arms
around the shoulders of each (I think this brought a few 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Watercolour. All abilities welcome.
tears from the audience. SATURDAY, 12TH MARCH:
Mary and Joseph entering with the Star of David letting the "Sea, sky and rocks"
light shine through were very symbolic. We followed the
star with the three shepherds who presented their lambs to 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Watercolour. All abilities welcome.
the baby Jesus, next the three kings who brought gifts of BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL Ring Paulene Brakspear to
myrrh, frankincense and gold, there followed the singing
of “Alleluia”. The children were excellent there was reserve your place - 730 281
complete co-ordination, considering some were just five
and six. The teachers must be praised as well, an excellent OVER 50 DISPLAYS 100S OF COMBINATIONS
performance. Our members at the “Welcome Club”
absolutely enjoyed it. Us older people really appreciate . NATURAL STONE FIREPLACES
these enjoyable outings and we are not forgotten. Tea, . WOOD & STONE MANTELS
Coffee and cakes were served by the ladies who were . ELECTRIC, GAS & SOLID FUEL FIRES
probably the mum’s and older children saw us to our seats, . MARBLE, GRANITE, SLATE & TILES
were helpful and most courteous, very respectful and . FENDERS, FIREGUARDS, FRETS,
polite and all our members with one voice say “THAT . COAL BUCKETS
THESE CHILDREN SPARKLED” . OIL PAINTINGS, MIRRORS,
. STATUES & LAMPS
Ivy Scott (member of Welcome Club) . COMPANION SETS, DOG GRATES
. BERRY, DIMPLEX, VALOR,
Has full time vacancies . Plus a range of catalytic
20 years Experience flueless fires and powerflues
“for that no chimney situation”
Hatfield Broad Oak
Call Diane East
Dots = Footpaths Dots and Dashes = footpath plus Bridleway
With Spring appearing on the horizon I have reproduced the footpath map again to remind everyone of the walks
available around the village. A large coloured version of the footpath map can be bought in the Post Office.
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Pammen scores consolation in poor 1st Headmaster: Mr. Graham R. Gorton
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HELYAR NO SCHOOL FOOTBALL
At the beginning of January, the school football pitch was
The Complete Home Repair and Maintenance Service relayed in various places, including the goalmouths. This has
From the garden to the roof, no job too big or small!! meant that the Tuesday training session for the school team
has had to be put on hold, with no activity on the pitch until
FREE ESTIMATES & ADVICE early February. The school’s league fixture against Takeley
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LOCAL FRIENDLY, RELIABLE ground as Heath Sport went to press.
The ‘Handy Man to know’ FEBRUARY FIXTURES
Phone: 01279 718 329 or As soon as access is granted onto the relayed pitch, the school
07881 601 365 football team will be partaking in the following matches this
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1. Which car company plans to release the 107 model later Hatfield Heath Bishop's Stortford CM22 7AE
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2. The term used to describe the substitution of a mild for
blunt expression, or a phrase which means something else
3. The name of a recent television adaptation of the novel
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4. Cairo is the capital city of which country?
5. The surname of Johnny Vegas’ co-star in new ITV
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6. What’s the name given to a two-dimensional shape
with round sides, which doesn’t quite form a perfect circle?
7. A nice easy one to finish…. What’s the surname of the
host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Answers on page 13
January 16th - Footings of the Ardley Crescent Flats in place and first bricks being laid.
Names of people applying to buy affordable flats were read out at Parish Council meeting this week.
MORE RARE BIRD VISITORS nightingale’. I telephoned Barry Kaufmann-Wright
TO HATFIELD HEATH? (ex-local bobby and wildlife expert) who thought it
might be a blackbird which had been feeding on a diet
We were very interested which was high in calcium. We’d be very interested in
hearing if anyone else saw this lovely bird.
to read Brian Bland’s
feature (Dec 2004) on the rare
birds which had visited Hatfield Blackbird Both Social Services and Whitechapel mission for the
homeless would like to thank all who gave presents at
Heath recently. the United Reformed Church.
It was heartening to see folks giving time and thought for
You may be interested to know that back in the those who are less fortunate than ourselves, particularly at
such a busy time of the year.
summer (at the end of June) we believe we had a rare
Again our thanks.
bird visit our front garden in West Hayes. The bird was
about the size of a blackbird or thrush but with
beautiful chequered plumage with some white flights
and white patches about the body. After reading Mr
Bland’s article we did wonder whether it could have
been a pied flycatcher, but, on close inspection of our
RSPB bird book, the nearest resemblance was a ‘thrush
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House keeping Monthly 13 May 1955 reached a haven of rest and order and it will give you a lift too.
After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with
The good wife’s guide immense personal satisfaction.
• Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the
• Have dinner ready, Plan, ahead, even the night before, to have children’s hands and faces (if they are small) , comb their hair
a delicious meal ready, on time for his return- This is a way of and if necessary , change their clothes. They are little treasures
letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimise all
concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the
come in and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favourite washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be
dish) is part of the welcome needed. quiet.
• Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you’ll be refreshed • Be happy to see him
when he arrives. Touch up your make up, put a ribbon in your • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire
hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work to please him.
weary people! • Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell
• Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk
day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it. first – remember his topics of conversation are more important
• Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part than yours.
of the house just before your husband arrives. • Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late
• Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc. and then run a dustcloth or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without
over the tables. you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure
• Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light and his very real need to be at home and relax.
a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has • Your goal : Try to make sure your home is a place of peace,
order and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in
body and spirit.
• Don’t greet him with complaints and problems.
• Don’t complain if he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays
out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might
have gone through that day.
• Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable
chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or
warm drink ready for him.
• Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a
low, soothing and pleasant voice.
• Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his
judgment or integrity. Remember he is the master of the house
and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and
truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
The editor would like to make it clear that he does not
agree with the views in the article “The good wife’s guide”
but would love to have comments sent in. See details of email
and home address, to send your comments to, on page 3.
FORWARDED EMAIL A week ago The Times ran an article with the heading
FROM CAROL BARBONE of SSE “Stansted expansion not viable” the main reasons given
Excellent coverage in today's Sunday Times - although were commercial viability according to Whitehall
I have only seen the online version I understand this documents seen. Brian Ross said “ it would probably be
piece dominates the front page of the Business section better if the £2 billion initial cost of a second runway
and page 7 as well. All credit to Brian for his liaison on were left in shareholders pockets rather than putting
this story and of course the work underpinning it. more concrete on the grass at the behest of Department
for Transport civil servants.
It just goes to show how valuable the judicial review has Low cost airlines would probably have to try elsewhere
been in bringing information that BAA would prefer to if costs are put up to pay for the expansion and without
be hidden to the fore - even if the author fails to make them the need for expansion would be lost. It seems that
the connection with the further financial pressures that BAA has chosen to delay development for financial
would apply if Stansted expansion were to be postponed reasons. This is a good start, threatened road
resulting from the possible overlapping expansion of developments in London have petered out and
Heathrow R3, also highlighted in the CAA documents. disappeared because of delays due to protesters and
Thanks also to Bruno for the information that provided Stop Stansted expansion is set to step up the campaign.
the opening para.
STOP STANSTED EXPANSION TO HOLD
Carol MAJOR COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
(I passed on information given to me by Tony Jenkins. Two hundred of the leading opponents of BAA's
It was that surveyors were seen near Hatfield Heath it expansion plans for Stansted will meet together at the
seems they were contracted to BAA and were doing a end of the month at a special Community Conference to
non-invasive survey (not entering peoples property etc.) plan the next steps in the continuing campaign to prevent
to find a route for a new railway line. Stansted becoming another Heathrow.
I have had other emails from SSE saying to please keep
them informed of any other similar incidents we may Senior members of the Stop Stansted Expansion
see or hear. The quicker they hear, the more control they campagn team will report on progress to date and
will have on what the press report provide an outline of future plans for increasing the
breadth and intensity of the campaign - whatever the
outcome of the Judicial Review of the Air Transport
White Paper in the High Court. The event will also
encourage the development of new campaign initatives
and greater participation from the campaign's growing
membership base amongst local residents.
Community volunteers who have been active in working
to support the campaign will give practical advice on
how people can become more closely involved and play
an effective role. The conference will also be an We offer a
important opportunity for the many parish and local Complete Service
authority representatives who will be attending to receive
a full status report on the campaign and to raise issues DESIGN
which concern their local communities. CERAMIC TILING
The event, which is part sponsored by Uttlesford, will LIGHTING
take place at the Hilton Hotel, Stansted Airport on the WOODWORK ETC.
afternoon of Sunday 30 January. Cllr Alan Dean, Leader
of Uttlesford District Council will provide the District All carried out with the minimum
Council opening address. Council leaders and of fuss and mess by experts!
community representatives from across the region have Also all Plumbing &
already signed up to attend, alongside scores of Domestic Heating Installations
volunteers and campaign supporters who are playing an
active role in their continued opposition to seeing SO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN
Stansted become the world’s largest airport.
UK and European Members of Parliament including Sir
Alan Haselhurst MP, Alan Hurst MP, Christopher Established in Harlow for over 45 years
Beazley MEP and Geoffrey van Orden MEP have also 19 SERVICE BAY, WYCH ELM , HARLOW
accepted invitations to join the event. Said SSE
Chairman, Peter Sanders: "We’ve been overwhelmed by
the response to the conference and with limited places
available we have tried to strike the right balance of
delegates between elected community representatives at
parish, district, county, national and European level - and
our grass roots membership. The level of interest in this
conference is a clear indication of the community’s
resolve to prevent this local area being concreted over in
the same way as has happened around Heathrow. For the
sake of future generations, BAA must be stopped. It is
significant that politicians of all parties and at all levels
are working side by side with us to achieve this." Further
information and a full programme can be obtained from
Stop Stansted Expansions website at
(see _Coming Events_) or from the Campaign Office on
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1. Peugeot, 2. Euphemism, 3. The Murder Room
4. Egypt, 5. Spikey, 6. Oval, 7. Tarrant
MISSING WORD: Steptoe.
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At a house they may impersonate a water board official
or any services official, Insurance assessors etc. If you
are not expecting them, close the door, then phone their
office, look up the number yourself, do not use a number
on their card it could be a to an accomplice. If they do
manage to enter the house, again one will keep the
householder busy talking while the other may feign to do
something like look under your kitchen sink for leaks, but
then when you are distracted wander off around the house.
WATCH OUT FOR THE DREADED PRESS 9
& 09 PREFIX ON TELEPHONE NUMBERS
After a villager had informed me that she had answered
the phone and been told she had won a prize and to press
9 to hear details, I went on to the Internet to find out what
sort of scam this was. ).
Apparently the method generally used is - Your phone
rings and you get a recorded message as follows:
"Congratulations, we are calling to advise you that you
have won an all expenses paid trip to ......... Please press
9 now to hear further details". If 9 is pressed, this
connects you to a premium line that bills you with a high
Another scam is to ask you to call a 09----- number to
claim your prize
My personal advice is if in doubt about any call from
someone you don’t know, don’t speak at all just hang up.
If it was a sales call they will be used to it, if it was a
serious call they will call back again or write.
Remember some sales calls can be very persuasive and
have the ability to 'hold' you on the line. This can
especially apply to those in our society who adhere to an
etiquette that considers it as rude to hang up on a caller.
If you feel you are being drawn in to a conversation you
don't wish to have, then be to the point, don't wait for a
pause in conversation - it won't materialise -If you have
elderly parents or friends it is worth ensuring they too are
To block unwanted sales calls use the Telephone
Preference Service (TPS) and Fax Preference Service
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